Meet our Winners

Entering its 2nd edition in 2019, Blue Bio Value accelerated 15 new startups from 9 different nationalities, hosting them all here in Portugal.

 

After 8 weeks of bootcamp, mentorship and access to Portugal’s best facilities in the areas of marine biology and biotechnology, BiosolvitFicosterra and uFraction8 were declared the 2nd edition startup winners. Each startup won a prize of 15,000€ to be used through BlueBio Alliance’s Blue Demo Network.

 

The Blue Demo Network brings together a series of infrastructures and services in Portugal, making essential services accessible for blue tech based startups and SME's. The Blue Demo Network is another reason why Portugal is a growing hub for blue based entrepreneurs. 

 

2019 Edition

Startups

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ALGAESYS

Italy

ALGAESYS develops technology for waterwater treatment plants which use 80% less electricity and have a low to zero carbon footprint. The ALGAESYS technology uses naturally occuring algae and phototrophic bacteria, with energy from the sun.

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BIOSOLVIT

Brazil

BIOSOLVIT is a biotechnology company that sustainably develops new products from renewable sources of raw material and discarded biomass, such as natural absorbents used for onshore or offshore oil spills and sustainable alternatives for soil fertiliser.

BLUMAN

Portugal

BLUMAN focuses on biopolymers and biomedical applications developed from marine biobased origins to provide solutions for R&D institutions working in biomedicine, pharma, biotech and cosmetics.

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BODYOCEAN

Portugal

BODYOCEAN develops skin care products sustainably sourced from wild Portuguese marine seaweed, harvested in the Azores, complemented with a high index of biological ingredients.

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FICOSTERRA 

Spain

FICOSTERRA brings biotechnology to agriculture, producing bio-fertilisers and bio-stimulants using algae and complex microorganisms to regenerate the soil, stimulate crops, improve productivity and increase resistance of plants to environmental stress. 

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ICONTHIN BIOTECH CORP.

Canada

ICONTHIN BIOTECH CORP. is dedicated to developing high-quality microalgae products ranging from skin care to nutraceuticals with the goal of improving human health through innovative research and development in biotechnology.

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INCLITA SEAWEED SOLUTIONS

Portugal

INCLITA SEAWEED SOLUTIONS is an early stage marine biotech start-up dedicated to the sustainable development, production, valorisation and commercialisation of functional seaweed extracts tailored to the needs of their customers in the food & beverage, nutraceutical, pet care and cosmetic industries.

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LAGOSTA

Switzerland

LAGOSTA sustainably produces organic, premium quality European spiny lobsters, prioritizing the species' survival in the wild and recycling its associated byproducts.

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PHABiO

India

PHABiO provides a sustainable alternative to plastics through the use of bioplastics made from biodegradable polymers derived from renewable biomass sources.

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PURA BIOGLITTER

Brazil

PURA BIOGLITTER handmakes biodegradable, vegan glitter from seaweed and mica produced in Brazil, without the harmful microplastics.

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PURE ALGAE

Denmark

PURE ALGAE is working to establish Denmark's first commercial production of seaweed that is grown in controlled, land-based plants, delivering year-round, high quality seaweed.

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SEA4US

Portugal

SEA4US is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new pharmaceutical drugs based on novel
marine compounds for unmet clinical needs. 

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SOUTH AGRO

Italy

SOUTH AGRO produces and sells Mediterranean seaweed extracts with biostimulant properties for agriculture, making it possible to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and plant protection products.

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UFRACTION8

United Kingdom

UFRACTION8 provides energy efficient, scalable bioprocessing technology, focused on sustainable, innovative solutions for bioreactor downstream processing.

VIEAQUA

Portugal

VIEAQUA is an aquaculture startup developing the first scallop hatchery and offshore farm in Portugal.